Autograph quotation signed.
Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau: "Zur Erfüllung Ihres Wunsches - ergebenster […]".
Moving to Germany at the age of 18, Compton was an aspiring mountaineer. His tours of Austria, Scandinavia, North Africa, Corsica and Spain inspired his 1700 topographically correct watercolour paintings and ink drawings of Alpine scenery as well as his book illustrations for the German and Austrian Alpine Association.
Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.